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Failsafe vacuum cylinder

PostPost by: friedy » Thu Jun 13, 2024 5:51 am

Looking for plus 2 failsafe vacuum cylinder, all usual suppliers out of stock. Im in the uk.
Dont really want to convert to powered.
Heres hoping, thanks Alan.
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PostPost by: gus » Thu Jun 13, 2024 3:57 pm

When last I checked it was cheaper to buy a used electric motor and convert than to buy a new actuator.
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PostPost by: rsfehr » Thu Jun 13, 2024 11:35 pm

I have a new unused 36B1664 failsafe cylinder on US west coast. PM if interested.
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PostPost by: HCA » Fri Jun 14, 2024 2:14 pm

This?
As new, needs a wire brush and re-paint.

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PostPost by: friedy » Sun Jun 16, 2024 6:57 am

HCA wrote:This?
As new, needs a wire brush and re-paint.

IMG_3731.jpeg

PM sent
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PostPost by: peterako » Mon Jun 24, 2024 1:54 pm

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Alan, you beat me to the 'Has anyone got a spare...?' post :)

But, has anyone got a spare?

After years of the lights staying down well on my fail safe Plus 2, they started to pop up more and more regularly over the past few weeks.

Checked all the pipes early June. All OK.

So, Vacuum Cylinder out on the weekend.....(I last changed this 19 years ago).

I may have found the leak......

Thanks in advance,
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jun 24, 2024 3:08 pm

peterako wrote:I may have found the leak......

Thanks in advance,
Peter


nah... 'tis but a scratch :lol:
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PostPost by: friedy » Tue Jun 25, 2024 12:37 pm

peterako wrote:
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Alan, you beat me to the 'Has anyone got a spare...?' post :)

Thanks in advance,
Peter


Hi Peter,
They are hard to find now, i have one on its way hopefully will sort my problem.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jun 27, 2024 9:49 am

Try RDent (.com) here in the States.... says "Please contact us for current price and availability." on their website...
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PostPost by: peterako » Thu Jun 27, 2024 2:45 pm

May do.

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